Gulabatin is married and a mother of two children. She is a hardworking and goal-oriented woman. At first, Gulabatin and her husband only had three calves in their herd, but now their business has expanded and they have six calves. Raising and selling livestock is the main income for the family budget. This is his first loan through AqroInvest. Gulabatin requested a loan in the sum of 1,000 AZN to purchase feed for her calves and cows for the fall and winter months. She wants to buy more calves and develop her business in the future.
Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded by a group of 32 Imishli farmers in 2001, and has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in Azerbaijan. It boasts a portfolio of nearly $5 million and is wholly owned by its more than 3,500 borrowers, as of December 2011.